A £1 billlion combined Food and Power plant is being built in Anglesey, which will create more than 1,700 jobs for local people. The large Biomass plant and Eco park will be built near Holyhead after the company behind it, Orthios, bought the former Anglesey Aluminium site.
The development will see more than 1,700 jobs brought to the area before 2018.
The plant will process waste wood to create power, with heat generated used to farm prawns and grow vegetables. It is expected to generate 299 MW of electricity, which is enough to power over 300,000 households.
The plant is one of 2 planned to be built in Wales – a similar facility will also be built in Port Talbot – after which the technology will be rolled out all the way to China and developing countries. The idea is for a Biomass power plant generating electricity with spare heat being used to warm indoor ponds for king prawn farming.
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